SPOTLIGHT June 2021: Elaine Bogan, Animation Maven, Director of SPIRIT UNTAMED

This month, Elaine Bogan makes her feature debut directing the animated film, Spirit Untamed. It is the culmination of years working in story development and honing her directing skills in animated television. Her first feature is also the result of a life spent dreaming and reaching for new opportunities.

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ABOMINABLE – Review by Brandy McDonnell

Mostly aimed at the 10 and younger crowd, the movie offers plenty of eye-popping and ear-pleasing spectacle for all ages, from gorgeous scenes at the Leshan Giant Buddha in Sichuan, where Yi plays a violin cover of Coldplay so beautiful that it conjures natural wonders, to a glitzy sequence on the Shanghai Tower, where the kids use the mega-skyscraper’s daily light show to ditch Burnish’s thugs.

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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD – Review by Brandy McDonnell

Based on the children’s books by Cressida Crowell, the How to Train Your Dragon films constitute the rare trilogy that has managed to improve with each installment, mostly because each animated adventure has allowed the young characters to actually grow up rather than trying to keep them eternally cute and childlike.

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